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Service Information
Church of St. Francis in Buffalo, MN
Saturday, July 27, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
AT THE CHURCH
Friday, July 26, 2013
4-7 P.M.

Henry Richard “Dick” West, age 85, of Buffalo, MN passed away at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo after a brief illness on July 23, 2013.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo on Saturday, July 27th, 2013.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 26th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church from 4-7 PM with a rosary service at 7:00 PM. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Entombment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

Dick is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vivian; sister Pat Zappa of St. Paul, MN, seven children Ric (Deb) West, Buffalo, MN; Ginna (Jack) Leeb, Clearwater, MN; Mary, St Cloud, MN; Anne (Dan) Ackmann, Buffalo, MN; Jim (Kate) West, Buffalo, MN; Tim (Kris) West, Maple Grove, MN; John (Chris) West, Buffalo, MN; nineteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Elvin West and brother Bob West.

Dick was born on April 7, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN the son of C. Hamilton and Elvin (Kalkman) West. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting with his children and grandchildren. His family was the most important thing in his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to smiletrain.org

Dick was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who will be missed and never forgotten.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lynn and Kent Pfeifer

    Dick will be missed. He was a great guy.

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  2. Carey Thompson

    Remembering meeting Dick when I rented the trailer on Hwy 55 and what a great landlord he was. He will be missed. Thinking of family and friends whose lives he touched. My condolences.

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  3. Bruce Varner

    I’m grateful to have met Dick and the whole West family. They always treated me like family. I know Dick is in a better place looking down at us.

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  4. Barb Franks

    Vivian and family – You have my heartfelt condolences. Dick was a great man and Godfather. He will be missed.

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  5. Bill Neuman

    My sympathy to the family. As teaching runs deep in both of our families, and having been a former student of members of your family, I know that all of the life lession that your dad tought you will carry you in your time of sadness. We will also miss him at T&R Meats.

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  6. Deb Schultz

    Ron and I are so sorry to hear the Dick passes. He and Viv had just came by my moms house not that long ago. Our hearts are with the whole West family.

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